The first female director of Dior endorses women empowerment at Paris Fashion Week’s Fall/ Winter 2018 with 1960s aesthetic.
At the Musée Rodin in France, Dior’s runway show looked like a women’s march gathering. It was designed of ripped, vintage magazine covers and feminist slogans.
For the collection, designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, drew inspiration from 1960s feminism. Chiuri was particularly inspired the Youthquake-a fashion musical and cultural movement that was influenced by young adults in the 1960s. In 1966, women protested against former designer of Dior, Marc, Bohan, for being too conservative. At the time, the mini-skirt was a symbol of women’s liberation. Bohan responded to protesters by creating the Miss Dior line.
On the runway (Feb. 27), women were dressed for a revolution. Model Ruth Bell, began the show by wearing a sweater that read c’est non non non et non (Its’s no, no, no and no). Another model wore a peace sign sweater. The collection featured lots of plaid, sheer, vibrant patchwork and floral embroidery. This isn’t the first time Grazia Chiuri shows support for women’s rights. Back in 2016, she designed a shirt with the slogan “We Should All Be Feminists”.